IMF chief economist Maurice Obstfeld has called trade tensions “the greatest near-term threat to the world’s growth. // File Photo: IMF.

What Will It Take for Latin America to Pick Up Growth?

The IMF lowered its economic growth forecast for the region in July. Will the economy worsen this year, or will there be a turnaround?

Barbara Kotschwar, Alicia Bárcena, Alfredo Coutiño, Carlos de Sousa, Desmond Lachman

Latin America Advisor ˙

Would a Trade Deal With China Benefit Panama?

Panama and China began negotiations for a free trade agreement on July 9. What benefits would a deal bring?

Barbara Kotschwar, Joaquín Jácome Diez, Anabel González, Arancha González

Latin America Advisor ˙